Knowledge exchange for farmers

Farm Credit Canada (FCC) has announced that two “Knowledge Exchange” events will be organized in central Alberta

Farm Credit Canada (FCC) has announced that two “Knowledge Exchange” events will be organized in central Alberta in the first week of March to enable area farmers to learn about new mobile communication technologies and their use in farming operations.

The events, first at the Vermilion Senior Citizen Centre on March 3 and the second at Dinosaur Trail Golf and Country Club in Drumheller the next day, will be free for any farmers willing to participate.

Online registration is available at www.fcc.ca/learning or willing participants can also call 1-888-332-3301.

“During this workshop, participants will learn how mobile technology can be a perfect fit for their farm and how smartphones, tablets and the right mobile applications can help them manage their business,” a press release by the FCC said

“Attendees will know what to look for in selecting a service provider, learn how wireless can help in their day-to-day activities, discover functionality they might not know they have, learn which apps are most useful in agriculture and get input into which device might be right for them.”

The speaker in both events is Peter Gredig, a corn, soybean and wheat producer based near London, Ont., who has a background in agricultural media and communications.

For more information about this FCC Ag Knowledge Exchange event or to schedule an interview, contact Éva Larouche by calling 1-888-780-6647 or emailing eva.larouche@fcc.ca